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Hear about the work of New York-based artist Mark Thomas Gibson
Please join Gallery 221@HCC for a guest lecture with celebrated African American artist Mark Thomas Gibson on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
A general reception will be held from 5:00-7:30pm, with the lecture to begin at 6:00pm. The event will take place in the Learning Resources Center (DLRC) auditorium, Room 106, on the HCC Dale Mabry Campus.
The event is free and open to the public; parking is also free on campus in any open lot.
ARTIST STATEMENT: “I look at American culture from a multipartite viewpoint as an artist—as a black male, a professor, an American history buff and comic book nerd. These myriad of often colliding perspectives fuel my exploration of American culture through the high and low visual languages of painting and comics to reveal a narrative that spells out our fabricated destruction. The black ink and strong color in my work create stark contrasts in which positive and negative space define the composition. I rely on a minimal aesthetic, playing off of both fine art and the comic book vernacular of sequential narrative. In all the works, I try to shine a light on the grim and gritty social realities of contemporary America.” – Mark Thomas Gibson
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mark Thomas Gibson (b. 1980, Miami, Florida) is a New York-based artist and full-time lecturer at Yale School of Art. Gibson received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and his M.F.A. from Yale School of Art in Painting & Printmaking, where he received the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Fund Award. Gibson has exhibited both nationally and internationally, with recent appearances in “Woke! William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson” at the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, and is the co-curator with Villalongo of the highly acclaimed traveling exhibition “Black Pulp.” Gibson is an Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Yale School of Art. He is represented by Fredricks & Freiser, New York.
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Lecture to begin at 6pm.
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614
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Sign Language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.
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